I have avoided reading Stephen King books. I had heard that they were hard to get into and were drawn out. Of course the size of them only supported the stigma of them being long and boring. I have watch many of the film adaptions and I didn’t find any of those boring. Still I … Continue reading Doctor Sleep: Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Author.
Spring is a season of renewal. This is evident in the nature that surrounds us. Flowers and trees bloom after a long, cold winter. My dearest writing community, it seems that I am currently in a state of renewal. I have put in a lot of effort into my picture book writing. Although I enjoy … Continue reading Find Your Niche and Be The Best At It
The Tattooist of Auschwitz walks you through the iron gates of Auschwitz and into the lives of Ludwig (Lale) Eisenberg and Gisela (Gita) Furman. The tatowierer takes Lale under his wing. Lale becomes the new tatowierer. Learning this new skill is a blessing and a curse. The role grants him small privileges at the price … Continue reading Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz
I am polishing up a picture book manuscript in preparation for a round of querying. I was looking for a list of questions to get the best out of the critiques for a SCBWI critique group that I started. I scoured the internet for a picture book critique checklist and although I found several blog posts … Continue reading Printable: Picture Book Critique Checklist
What is the best way to get your book pitch seen by agents? There is the traditional way to submit, which often gets your manuscript into a slush pile where it will sit amongst other hopeful manuscripts for months. After which you will receive a general “it’s not the right fit for us” rejection or … Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of a Twitter Pitch Party
Among my other titles and social media hashtags, I can add dog mom to the list. We adopted a 3-month-old puppy from a local animal rescue. She appears to be a dachshund/Labrador mix with a long body and short legs. We have wanted a dog for some time but I made every excuse under the … Continue reading Quit Making Excuses and Live Your Best Life
I was in search of freedom. Freedom to write that is. I currently use a desktop at home and wanted something a bit more portable. I do not own a laptop and my iPad is a few generations too old. Yes, pencil and paper is always an option but I didn’t want to sacrifice the … Continue reading How to Eliminate Writing Distractions With An AlphaSmart Word Processor
As a writer, there are many memberships that you can join (seriously, there is even a membership for writers who write about cats) but if you were to join all of them, it could cost you a pretty penny. How do you decide which membership is worth it? Do you need to join a membership? … Continue reading 2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Paying For A Writing Membership
I have a guest post this week by my good friend Alex. She can be found over at TheNotGuide. What an inspiration! A Brontë inspiration! “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë is a staple in today's world. The stormy tale that captured all the … Continue reading A Brontë inspiration!
Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels As a writer, there are a few tools we utilize to reach our best writing potential. One tool may be a support community. I have been to several writer’s groups some big, some small, some encouraging, others not so much. The best way to get a WIP ready … Continue reading To Join A Writer’s Group or Not To Join A Writer’s Group